My name is Zuzana, but all children call me Susie.
I am the founder of Susie's - helping you with your children since 2014 until now.
I am 38 years old, happy mum of two and also former Nanny & Babysitter thus I have the ability to look at the Nanny - Parent relationship from both angles.
Spending almost 8 years in England, I used my time there to study both my college and University degree there. While studying (on Leeds Metropolitan University), I was gaining loads of working experience from variety of public and private schools on days when I was off from Uni, when I worked for 3 years for an agency (Randstad Education) providing Supply teachers in schools).
This experience gave me a large overview of different teaching techniques, different backgrounds of children and different approaches from the teachers. Before coming back to Czech, I then also worked in private creches, kids-clubs (for example Virgin Active V-club) and later too managing one after-school clubs myself, still in England.
And then friend of mine persuaded me to move with her to Austrian Alps, where we worked one whole season as Holiday Nannies in Lech am Alberg, looking after children under the age of 3, who could not ski yet. This was a fantastic experience (not just for the skiing part ☺️) as again I have the opportunity to get to know different children every week, but now from Nanny's perspective and gained again completely new experiences for me.
When I was 28, I felt I am missing my home country and family too much so I came back to Czech and settled down in Prague.
First two years in Prague I have worked in Parklane International School in a Nursery class and it would not be me, if I would settle down for just one job :D. So while working there I decided to start my own babysitting agency - Susie's Babysitting.
I began at first just as very small business working just on my own. But soon my reputation grown and people started recommending my service to eachother, so I quicky needed to find other babysitters to help me fulfill the demand of parents.
Thus my career, as. "babysitting organiser" and nanny searching provider began and it just growths ever since.
Nowdays I am actually experiencing quite an expansion, as, after 5 years break on my maternity leave, I started to "function" again in January 2023.
Our business is lately changing and growing a lot, and I am excited that perhaps YOU will also maybe become one of our customers too!
I care very much of high reputation of our family business and I cooperate only with the most reliable and nurturing babysitter to whom I am not afraid to leave my own children too. See for yourself my reviews, how happy other families were with us.
My qualifications (mostly gained in the United Kingdom):
- Ba (Hons) in English as Foreign Language (Leeds Met University)
- BTEC National Diploma in Early Years - Level 3. (This is a British childcare qualification for Nursery Nurses to work in nursery and primary schools).
- Classroom Assistant Certificate (for Primary schools)
- TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) Certificate
- First Aid Certificate
- Other certificates from trainings related to childcare
- Czech diploma in preschool pedagogy (Předškolní a mimoškolní pedagogika- Maturitní obor).
I consider myself as caring, responsible and friendly person. I have never had a problem to start a new relationship with adults or children and I think I am open-minded and flexible.
Children often said about me that I can be strict but fair also fun. In my past jobs I have been able to gain children's respect and manage well their behaviour by positive motivation as well as set rules which I adapted to the age, ability and personality of the children. I am person with great deal of respect for other people, their opinions and values and I teach children to not just respect but celebrate the differences among us. I understand each child is unique and always try to work in close partnership with parents to ensure I can provide an individual approach, best suited to your child.
In my tree time I really love traveling and getting to know new cultures! In the same way I love meeting new people and socialising with my existing friends and family as in my opinion our life relationships are the most important thing in life!
I also like home-design and developing our family cottage, reading, skiing, swimming and dancing.